Sugar Land Animal Services will participate in a month-long Pet Adoptathon during May to help save tens of thousands of orphaned animals throughout the world.
North Shore Animal League, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, has sponsored the global adoption event for 18 years.
Sugar Land plans to begin the month with an adoption event at PetSmart, 16758 Southwest Freeway, during the weekend of May 4-6.
The Pet Adoptathon event is one of the many proactive ways that Sugar Land Animal Services works to save stray animals in our community. Sugar Land Animal Services set a new record with 376 pet adoptions in 2011, an increase of more than 50 from 2010. Total pet adoptions have steadily increased since 2009.
Animal Shelter Coordinator Shay Faulkner attributes the increase to events like Pet Adoptathon; Hunting for Homes, a mega adoption event held last November; web-based pet adoption sites, hundreds of hours donated to the shelter by community volunteers; and the dedication of the Animal Services staff.
More than 2,000 animal shelters and rescue groups around the world will join the Animal League for the global Pet Adoptathon event.
“If you are in the market for a new pet, we hope you will stop by the shelter,” said Faulkner. “We have lots of great animals available for adoption.”
The Sugar Land animal shelter’s dogs and cats are available for a moderate adoption fee that covers spay/neutering, de-worming, flea treatment, vaccinations and microchips with lifetime registration. The animal shelter, 101 Gillingham Lane, is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Learn more about Sugar Land Animal Services at www.sugarlandtx.gov/public_works/animal_services or call (281) 275-A-DOG (2364).